Deutsch in New York promoted two staffers to vice president posts. Sean Conciatore, previously creative director, Deutsch Promotions Plus/PR Plus, was named vice president, creative director at that unit; he works on Snapple and DirecTV, among others. Russ Nathan, formerly associate media director, was elevated to vice president, associate media director; he works on media planning and buying for Verizon SuperPages and Revlon. Separately, Beth Jackson was promoted to vice presi-dent, account director at dRush, the shop’s youth and ethnic-marketing joint venture with Russell Simmons; she most recently served as account director there.
Celia Williams was promoted to head of broadcast production at DDB in New York. Williams, previously an executive producer, joined the shop five months ago and has worked primarily on Hershey, Philips and Hasbro Playskool. Before joining DDB in New York, she was at DDB in Chicago for nine years, working on accounts such as Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s and Qwest.
Robert A. Becker Euro RSCG appointed Cary Lemkowitz executive vice president, chief creative officer, a newly created post. He formerly served as senior vice president, creative direc- tor at the shop’s Becker Consumer Health division. The New York-based agency is a member of the Paris- based Havas network.
Hill, Holliday/New York made the following appointments. Al Barbalatt and Timothy Mahoney were named traffic managers. Tara Sweeney was hired as broadcast traffic manager. Scott Heller and Joseph Scopazzi were appointed print production managers. Charles Chang joined as an art director. Audrey Mitchell arrived as an account supervisor. Paul Kulakis was appointed an account coor dinator. Dayne Gomes was named assistant controller. Juan Turcios was appointed quality assurance manager. Staige Grymes joined as senior media planner. Jill Thomas was hired as media planner. Joseph Jennings arrived as assistant media planner. Darin Ross and Darryl Kaalund were both named Mac artists. Sherry Barlette joined as receptionist.
Smith & Jones hired Lisa Gardner as a media assistant/account coordinator, giving her the agency title “voice of reason.” Before joining the West Sand Lake-based shop, she was an intern with Bozell in Omaha, Neb.
MRA promoted four staffers. Elizabeth Gensler was elevated to senior account executive at the Syracuse-based agency; she was previously an account executive. Victor Ianno Jr. was also promoted to senior account executive; he most recently served as an account executive as well. Nathan Kieper was promoted to account executive; he formerly was an assistant account executive. Robert Conrad was named an account supervisor in the public relations department; he previously worked as a senior account executive.
Five new staffers joined DVC Group, a DVC Worldwide company. Liane Dobson was named senior art director at DVC ActiveCare, working on the Pharmacia Oncology Web site; prior to joining the Morristown shop, she was an account supervisor at Sullivan, Higdon & Sink in Kansas City, Mo. Joanna Sanchez was appointed an account executive, working on Labatt USA; she previously worked at Cartel Creativo in San Antonio. Robyn Caputo joined as an account executive, working on CBS; she previously was at RDA International in New York. John Finnerty was named a financial analyst; he was most recently an accountant at ABB Lummus Global in Bloomfield. Michael Pittard arrived as a senior interactive director, responsible for creating Flash content for clients’ Web sites; he for merly was a Web designer at 13/WNET in New York. In addition, Elaine Fraim was promoted to director of administration at the DVC Group; she previously worked as an executive administrative manager.
Karen Hyver was named CEO of Genactis Inc., the Fort Washington-based American subsidiary of Genactis Ltd. in Sophia Antipolis, France. She previ ously was senior vice president, man ager of client services for the Global Life Sciences division at Total Research Corp. in Princeton, N.J. In addition, Larry Levin was hired as senior vice president of Genactis Group, the company’s new division for syndicated marketing research; he is a founder of Scott-Levin, which offers market-research products and services to the pharmaceutical industry.
MARC USA in Pittsburgh promoted two staffers. Rick Tomosky was elevated to network and operations manager; he formerly served as network manager. Brian Brittain rose to LAN/WAN administrator; he joined the shop in 2000 as a technical support specialist.
QVC in West Chester named Mark Stieber vice president of corporate marketing and business development. He formerly worked as dispatch control manager at Pennsylvania Pay Television.